The Attorney General of New York has to decide weather strip clubs are exempt from certain taxes that other performance art centers are. Is stripping an art in the same way that ballet or theater are? New York strip club Nite Moves, which owes an 8% sales tax on admissions certainly thinks so.
Nite Moves claims the dances are exempt under state tax law as “live dramatic or musical arts performances,” which applies to theater and ballet, the AP reports.
The Attorney General’s office thinks that because of some stripper’s lack of formal training they are not engaging in a legitimate art form.
“Under their code,” he argues, “Eric Clapton, who didn’t go to school to learn guitar, his performances would be taxable.”
Via USA Today